We have been hard at work at the Yemen Foundation, and just wrapped up the second month of the year. The situation in Yemen remains dire, with famine rates increasing and COVID-19 continuing to sweep the country. Thanks to the support of donors like you, we were able to start off the year strong.
Humanitarian relief in Yemen
At the end of last year, the UN reported that areas of Yemen are now experiencing famine-like conditions and that the number of people experiencing food insecurity could increase from 3.6 million to 5 million in the first half of 2021. To aid in the fight against starvation and famine, we distributed food baskets with essential food items to 2,900 families, feeding 17,400 people for one month in areas such as Aljawf, Taiz, Sana’a, Lahj, Amran, Hodeida, and Hajjah.
Winter clothing and blankets distribution in Yemen
Winters in the highlands of Yemen are very cold — with temperatures dipping to below 0 °C (32.0 °F). In many areas, temperatures go to – 6 °C. Earlier this year a winter storm hit Yemen — with some parts of the county getting snow. Additionally, Yemen has about 3.6 Million internally displaced people with no protection against severe temperatures, and most families in need lack the funds to purchase what they need to stay warm in the winter. In January and February, we distributed winter clothing and blankets to 4,167 families and children in need.
Orphan support in Yemen
Providing much-needed financial support to orphans remains a high priority for us. There are an estimated 1.1 million orphaned children in Yemen who need financial support for essential items such as food, clothing, and school costs. In January and February, we supported 780 orphaned children, helping to provide them with essential items, housing, and medical services.
Thanks for supporting our aid efforts in Yemen
Thanks to all our donors for the support. If you’d like to continue supporting our efforts, consider making a recurring $45 donation to support a family of 6 for one month.
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